The Duncan Banner


January 21, 2013

Leo Denton Iiams

July 22, 1921 — Jan. 15, 2013

VELMA — Funeral services for Mr. Leo Denton Iiams, 91, of Fox are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Velma Church of Christ with Roger Schwenn officiating. Interment will follow at the New Velma Cemetery. Services are under direction and care of Alexander Funeral Home of Ratliff City.

Family visitation is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home in Ratliff City.

He departed this life Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 at the Mercy Hospital of Healdton.

Leo was born July 22, 1921, at Oklahoma City to the late Mr. Leland Denton Iiams and Mrs. Daisy (Williams) Iiams.

Leo graduated from Alma High School in 1939. He married the former Ms. Leona Wright on May 20, 1940, at Alma.

After serving in the Army Air Corp during World War II, he worked for and retired from the Lone Star Natural Gas Company in the Fox area.

He enjoyed traveling across the United States on summer vacations with his daughter’s family and spending summers in Lake City, Colo., for the last 30 years. His wife Leona, preceded him in death on Aug. 22, 1996. He was a member of the Velma Church of Christ.

Also preceding him in death are his parents and a brother, Marion.

Survivors include a daughter, Sue and husband Porter McDaniel of Fox; son, Larry Iiams and wife Linda of Lake City; grandchildren: Karla and husband Randy Shackleford of Noble, Laura and husband John Johnston of Fox, Darren Iiams and wife Joanna of Pearland, Texas, Dan Iiams and wife Jocelyn of Loganville, Ga., Julie and husband Jeffrey Chadwick of Pittsburg, Pa.; great-grandchildren: Tyra Shackleford, Tamra Shackleford, Taylor Britt, Tanner Britt, Jaden Johnston, Amber Iiams, Logan Iiams, Kaitlyn Iiams and Shea Iiams; and great-great-grandson, Xylan Lewis.

Pallbearers will be Taylor Britt, Tanner Britt, Darren Iiams, Dan Iiams, G.W. Wright, Danny McCall and Jerry Loveall.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Velma Church of Christ or to Parkinson’s Research.

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